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Scientists figure out a way to make live plants glow

Scientists figure out a way to make live plants glow

Scientists are creating plants that glow, not just temporarily but for the duration of their lives. The team used their knowledge of bioluminescent fungi to modify the way plants utilized caffeic acid. Caffeic acid is crucial to the process that allows certain fungi to glow. The researchers genetically modified the plants to turn caffeic acid into luciferin, which produces the glow.

Individual > collective
Individual > collective 6 months

It's time for Glowing farms bois. Ever wanted to work the field all night? No worries

riheg 6 months

So let’s do what the politicians usually do and test potential health risks on the general public if this is to be food.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 6 months

At first I read "grow" and I was have they been doing this whole time??

Test Steam
Test Steam 6 months

Guess here comes longer work hours ;). Increased productivity and no need to pick in the daytime heat.

Cas The Demon
Cas The Demon 6 months

Right. Because priorities right now. Also, fucking WHY?

Dank Duck
Dank Duck 6 months

2 years later: "Popular Beyond Glow diet of glowing plants has been linked to a#$ cancer."

🌀W_AS 6 months

Remember that glow in the dark kitten Japanese scientists made deep sea creature dna? Everything was cool until the kitten became a cat and started breathing fire like a dragon.

SportsBoi 6 months

SUNLIGHT???? 😲😲😲😲

timohy 6 months

Ooooo, a frakengene from another kingdom, not just species! How womderful I'm sure that nature will not be effected by numb skulls that put this in their yards. And also that this gene won't spread out tp wild types and basically ruin the light cycle for other plants, insects and animals. It's a sure bet nothig can go wrong.

M Medi
M Medi 6 months

Putting all concerns and complaints aside, I’d love to have glow in the dark plants! How cool is that!!!!

space ghost
space ghost 6 months

And we created Covid 20.

NeverMetTheGuy 6 months

So... Why?

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 6 months

Well I know I didn't ask for this. Who is asking for this?

Black Ice 113 (vig11)
Black Ice 113 (vig11) 6 months

A new type of night light

Biden is Your Choice?
Biden is Your Choice? 6 months

That would be the coolest Christmas tree!!

Mutatis 6 months

Interesting. It seems fairly reminiscent of experiments a few years ago, where genes that caused luminescence in jellyfish were used to create cats, dogs, etc that glowed.

james miller
james miller 6 months

One question. WHY?

Apurv 6 months

Avatar Vibes!!!!!

David F
David F 6 months

There is someone doing the same thing with dogs. You can buy the crispr kits online.

Neonzz_ 6 months

What zombie movie will this cause? Last of us? Shaun of the dead? Let's find out!

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